Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Convert, to revert (literally, figuratively or morally)

Greek: ἐπιστρέφω, epistrephō (G1994)

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Here are come again, convert, turn and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἐπιστρέφω mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G1994

Greek Base Word: ἐπιστρέφω

Usage: Come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again)

Definition: To revert (literally, figuratively or morally).

Detailed definition:

  1. Transitively.
    1. To turn to.
      1. To the worship of the true God.
    2. To cause to return, to bring back.
      1. To the love and obedience of God.
      2. To the love for the children.
      3. To love wisdom and righteousness.
  2. Intransitively.
    1. To turn to one's self.
    2. To turn one's self about, turn back.
    3. To return, turn back, come back.

Derived terms: From G1909 and G4762.

See also:

  1. G1909
  2. G4762


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɛ.piˈstrɛ.fo
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: e̞.piˈstre̞.fow
  3. Transliteration: epistrephō
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: eh-pee-STREH-foh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ay-pee-STRAY-foh

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